General Specialist

2011-01-27

Show Reel 2011 Posted



A quick collection of some of my broadcast work for SVT, including motion graphics, design, 3D, time-lapse photography, set design, virtual sets, visual effects and more. You can view it in full SD resolution on Vimeo.


- Jonas

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2010-04-10

See What I Find at NAB 2010




I'm at the NAB 2010 show all week, and want to share what I find. Head over to http://generalspecialist.posterous.com/ where I'll post everything that's worth seeing!

PS. If you're at NAB, give me a call at +46-733-970000 or check my Twitter feeds at @hummelstrand and @CasparCG

- Jonas

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Just Released: Free and Open Source Broadcast Graphics Server

Free and Open SourceWe’ve finally released the new version 1.8.0b4 of the CasparCG system, a broadcast graphics system that plays QuickTime and Flash out to SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI and DVI.
Download installers, source code and tools from http://casparcg.com/

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2007-03-19

Ten Years of Interviews with the Prime Minister Airs Tonight

Tonight at 8 PM it will air, the first of four 1-hour episodes with secret interviews with Sweden's Prime minister for the last eight years. I was lucky to be asked to provide the graphics for this show, which will be all that the Swedish media will cover in the next week.

It's really quite simple, just a freeze-frame from an SD video with some heavy color correction, some text (modified for lower-case numerals) set in Orator, some Trapcode Particular and a bit of time. Also, there are about 350 lower-thirds created with a modified version of Dale Bradshaw's excellent After Effects script so I could generate all signs (just the AE project files weighed 360 MB.)

Since the project started over ten years ago, the Avid project was setup as 4:3, and everything was stretched to 16:9 in the color correction (done in a Valhall.) Therefore I had to provide both letterboxed 4:3 versions (use in the offline) as well as anamorphic 16:9 (added after the CC in the online) renders of all graphics, which was easy enough by using two Output modules, one with a negative "Stretch" (to get the letterboxing) in the Render Queue.

Official site (in Swedish)

- Jonas

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2006-08-31

World Premiere: The Planet

The PlanetTomorrow will mark the world premiere of my first work for the big screen, even though my contribution the The Planet is quite small. No use hoping for an IMDB bio, I guess...

I've used approximately 56 GB of satellite images to create 30+ animations for the 90 minute film, delivered in 1080p25 at 16-bit. To set the fly-overs apart from the now ubiquitous Google Earth look, I've also added clouds, haze and most importantly reflections in water and roofs. All-in-all I've delivered around 250 GB animations for the film, and over the next few weeks I'll produce even more animations to be used in the 4x52 minute episodes for TV.

The Planet

There's actually three of my geo-animations in the trailer (Windows Media or Real [Crappy] Player formats].

Brochure (PDF)

More info (in Swedish) on the TV series

Update: links fixed and you can see all four parts, with English speaker, online!
See the entire part 1 online (52 min. Windows Media or Real [Crappy] Player formats].

See the entire part 2 online (52 min. Windows Media or Real [Crappy] Player formats].

See the entire part 3 online (52 min. Windows Media or Real [Crappy] Player formats].

See the entire part 4 online (52 min. Windows Media or Real [Crappy] Player formats].

--Jonas

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